2023 - Alec Wilken co-authors a new paper on prokinesis in the feeding and locomotor systems of parrots
Alec Wilken is on a new paper from Michael Grantosky's Comparative Animal Motion Lab at NYIT. The paper describes how rosy-faced lovebirds use prokinesis during tripedal climbing and mandibular/maxillary adduction, i.e., biting. They report that the maxilla is primarily responsible for generating force during locomotion and the mandible is primarily responsible for generating force during jaw adduction. It suggests that these parrots can alter prokinetic function using modulation of neuromuscular control.
2023 - New paper from Ross-Hatsopoulos Lab Collaboration
Multiple regions of primate orofacial sensorimotor cortex encode bite force and gape.
This paper just out from the Ross-Hatsopoulos collaboration funded by R01 "Neuroplasticity and the role of sensorimotor cortex in control of orofacial function”. R01DE023816-01.
2023 - Ontogenetic changes in bite force and gape in tufted capuchins
Laird MF, Kanno CM, Yoakum, CB, Fogaça, MD, Taylor AB, Ross, CF, Chalk-Wilayto, J, Holmes, MA, Terhune, CE, de Oliveira, JA. (2023) Journal of Experimental Biology jeb.245972. doi: 10.1242/jeb.245972
2023 - New paper from the Panagiotopoulou/Reid/Ross collaboration
The biomechanics of chewing and suckling in the infant: A potential mechanism for physiologic metopic suture closure.
Pranav N. Haravu, Miguel Gonzalez, Shelby L. Nathan, Callum F. Ross, Olga Panagiotopoulou, Russell R. Reid
2023 - Dysphagia Review
Callum F. Ross, J. D. Laurence-Chasen, Peishu Li, Courtney Orsbon & Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos
This review of biomechanical and cortical control of the tongue is just out in Dysphagia! Based in part on dissertation work by JD Laurence-Chasen, Courtney Orsbon, and Peishu Li, this is another output from the Ross/Hatsopoulos collaboration on neural control of orofacial behaviors.